BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)
The aim of the course is to provide theoretical and practical cartographical knowledge and skills, relevant to the needs of the industry and society at large.The use of computer technology in map production, geographical information systems, and cartographic workstations is the norm in this environment today.
Graduates of this programme will be able to design maps and analyse spatial information.
Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
To manage a mapping or GIS office.
Cartographers works closely with surveyors, geologists and similar professionals and are involved in planning and development. They are responsible for map design and the acquisition and processing of source material for map production.Different types of map include topographical maps, maritime charts, aeronautical charts, climatic maps, road maps and street plans, tourist maps and town and regional structure plans.
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
General admission requirements
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
Additional admission requirements
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
Postgraduate admission requirements
The BTech: Cartography is accredited by South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO). Graduates will comply with the academic requirements and may after completion of the prescribed practical training and law exam apply for registration as a professional GISc practitioner
The fees for 2023reflected below may be subject to change.
Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.
Number of subjects required to complete this course: 8
Offering Type and Duration
Part-Time / Two years
Course is offered on Bellville Campus.
For any queries get in touch with:
Contact: Ms L Kleinhans – Departmental Queries
Telephone: +27 21 959 6206
Fax: +27 21 959 6299
Contact: Ms Z Rawoot – Faculty Office
Telephone: +27 21 953 8729